[sane-devel] Canon ImageClass MF269dw

Ralph Little littlesincanada at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Apr 16 17:18:24 BST 2019

Hi,Good luck!A lot of the imageClass (I-SENSYS in Europe, I think) printers seem to be pretty much the same inside with slight software variations.
Seems like they keep having to churn the designs externally.

      From: Colin DuPlantis <colin at marketcetera.com>
 To: Ralph Little <littlesincanada at yahoo.co.uk>; "sane-devel at alioth-lists.debian.net" <sane-devel at alioth-lists.debian.net> 
 Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 9:09 AM
 Subject: Re: [sane-devel] Canon ImageClass MF269dw
 Thanks for the quick response, Ralph, I'll take a swing at building it and post the results to the list.
  On 4/16/19 9:07 AM, Ralph Little wrote:
 Hi, It is an imageClass printer by the looks of it. The USB code does not seem to be listed in the source so probably not a supported printer. The relevant code is in the SANE backends here: 
  See the list of #defines at the top. If you're feeling adventurous, you could add the printer to the source and see if it works. It looks very similar to the MF244 so you could use that as a template.
  At the top, add: 
  #define MF269_PID  0x27f4 

  and towards the bottom, add: DEV ("Canon i-SENSYS MF269 Series", "MF269", MF269_PID, 600, 300, 634, 1050, PIXMA_CAP_ADF),               /* max. w = 215mm, */
   ...and build it and test it. Better to start with USB rather than network.
  Failing that, perhaps Rolf could add it tentatively for his PPA. He is usually pretty responsive. 
  Cheers, Ralph
        From: Colin DuPlantis <colin at marketcetera.com>
 To: sane-devel at alioth-lists.debian.net 
 Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8:33 AM
 Subject: [sane-devel] Canon ImageClass MF269dw
 I was able to use a Canon ImageClass MF260-series with vanilla Ubuntu 
  18.04 recently, I'm pretty sure it was the MF264dw.
  I ordered one for myself, but failed to notice that I was getting the 
  MF269dw instead of the 264.
  SANE-powered apps don't seem to be able to detect the scanner, though 
  the printer works fine.
  $ sudo sane-find-scanner
     # sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the
     # result is different from what you expected, first make sure your
     # scanner is powered up and properly connected to your computer.
     # No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make 
  sure that
     # you have loaded a kernel SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.
  could not fetch string descriptor: Pipe error
  could not fetch string descriptor: Pipe error
  found USB scanner (vendor=0x04a9 [Language Error], product=0x27f4 
  [Language Error]) at libusb:012:002
     # Your USB scanner was (probably) detected. It may or may not be 
  supported by
     # SANE. Try scanimage -L and read the backend's manpage.
     # Not checking for parallel port scanners.
     # Most Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports
     # can't be detected by this program.
  I also tried using the network connection. I looked at the pixma.conf as 
  the best bet for the driver, but noticed that the printer is not 
  listening on port 8612.
  $ nmap
  Starting Nmap 7.60 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2019-04-16 08:06 PDT
  Nmap scan report for
  Host is up (0.019s latency).
  Not shown: 995 closed ports
  80/tcp   open  http
  443/tcp  open  https
  515/tcp  open  printer
  631/tcp  open  ipp
  9100/tcp open  jetdirect
  Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 0.57 seconds
  Any suggestions?
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Colin DuPlantis
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